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If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?

If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?

Yes: Vitiligo can be treated with topicals and UV light or laser. Some areas are very resistant to treatment and may not respond to anything. It's worth trying to see if you can get repigmentation. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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I'm examining protopic 4 vitiligo.I heard evidence is poor 4 the cancer claims, but what if I use it on a large area & on thin skin like eyes/genitals?

I'm examining protopic 4 vitiligo.I heard evidence is poor 4 the cancer claims, but what if I use it on a large area & on thin skin like eyes/genitals?

Perhaps: In providing the answer, you should be aware of the black box fda warning on cancer risk even though there is little evidence for it. Everything we do in medicine , as in life, is based on risk/benefit ratio. Since your problem is mostly cosmetic , only you can decide on whether any risk is acceptable. Use only the lower potency Protopic on thin skin .You may also consider photo treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my 4 year old daughter has white spots at her genital organ. My father in law (wife's father)has vitiligo. What can I do to get this cured?

White spots: Let your pediatrician look at it for now there is not treatment for vitiligo but fungal infections can occur and can be treated, see the doctor first for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vitiligo?

What to do if I have vitiligo?

Go on living!: Hi. Vitiligo will not hurt you, unless you forget to put sunscreen over it for a day in the sun! ;-) Sometimes it clusters with other autoimmune diseases, so if your health status changes, see your doc! Good luck! ...Read more

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How to stop vitiligo expansion?

Tough: I recommend seeing a dermatologist. There are some treatments which may help stop progression of lesion, though there is not a treatment that is 100% effective in all patients. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of vitiligo?

Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of. ...Read more

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I'm scared i might have vitiligo, what do I do?

See a doctor: I would see a doctor who can probably tell you whether or not you have vitiligo. Sometimes a biopsy of the skin may be necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I am scared , do I have vitiligo?

Not Sure: Based on your question you do not get vitiligo from being scared, but it sounds like you might have a rash you are worried about. You should resubmit your questions and describe the rash. ...Read more

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What are the food items to be taken in vitiligo?

Natural Vitiligo Tx: No one therapy for vitiligo works all patients, but most commonly a topical corticosteroid is prescribed. Foods that are rich in folic acid, vit B12 and vit c can be helpful. A study published in 1992 showed 80% of the subjects improved with a 3 year course of 2mg folic acid, 500mg vit c 2x/day and injections of B12 evry 2 weeks. There is some evidence that ginkgo biloba will slow vitiligo too. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pseudoxanthoma elsticum and vitiligo. seriously?

Pseudo...: As far as I can gather there are a number of approaches to management of psuedoxanthoma elasticum and vitiligo. I would start with a visit to your doctor who will then most likely refer you to a dermatologist. If you don't mind could you please let me know what develops - this is something I don't see often. ...Read more

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Vitiligo is curable?

No: Some studies showed that uvb-nb phototherapy may restore the pigments but we don't know how long this restoration will last . Even more important, it is the cause for the vitiligo which determines whether it will get worse. Note that vitiligo may well be a manifestation of an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Are there cure for vitiligo?

Are there cure for vitiligo?

No cure yet: But work with a dermatologist and you may see some tremendous results, especially if the more localized form. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for vitiligo?

Treatment: Not truly a cure but rather very good treatments. The best person to discuss this with is a rheumatologist and/or dermatologist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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What are the best creams for vitiligo?

Topical tacrolimus: Topical tacrolimus ointment is an effective therapy for vitiligo. Topical steroid creams are used first, but long term usage is problematic and has many consequences. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo genetic?

Is vitiligo genetic?

Vitiligo: It can be genetic. It can also be seen with other auto-immune diseases such as pernicious anemia, thyroid disease and type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more